Mark Pierce shows his good luck piece. (Mike Suchan photo)
Mark Pierce is only the second active duty military man to make a Classic, the last being Carlos Sellers in 1991. Pierce used much of his 30 days off from the army to fish B.A.S.S. Nation events and now the big show.
The 34-year-old spent 15 years in special operations aviation and now is a human resources NCO in Fort Knox, Ky.
“I don’t do none of that sexy stuff,” he said about his actual duties, which include typical army paperwork. “Death by computer”
He reported his wife and son, Jacob, are on their way to Tulsa, and on his throttle is a trinket with the letters WWJD – What Would Jesus Do?
“My son jokes with me, ‘What Would Jacob Do?’ “ he said.